Two organizations serving Cherokee County, MUST Ministries and Children’s Haven, were recently announced as recipients of grants and technical assistance through the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services “State of Hope” initiative.

MUST Ministries and Children’s Haven were among 20 organizations statewide to be included in the State of Hope program. Now in its fourth cycle, the initiative works with selected organizations to help continue efforts in local communities that address conditions which attribute to disparities in education, threaten a family’s self-sufficiency and lead to child abuse and neglect.

State of Hope will support the “CHINS Up” program for Children’s Haven. The program will include a community-sponsored event to showcase career opportunities for students in Cherokee and encourage them to stay in high school and earn their diploma.

The State of Hope program will also assist MUST Ministries’ “Family Preservation Program,” which will align “the expertise and experience of a former Court Appointed Special Advocate and a Guardian at Litem attorney for the children with the programs and resources of an established nonprofit agency,” a summary of the project reads in part.


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